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it's a highly contagious disease. it can be especially serious- even fatal to infants. unfortunately, many people who spread it may not know they have it. it's called whooping cough. and the cdc recommends everyone, including those around babies, make sure their whooping cough vaccination is up to date. understand the danger your new grandchild faces. talk to your doctor or pharmacist about you and your family getting a whooping cough vaccination today. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good afternoon, in the news a teenage girl is assaulted inside of a store in north
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philadelphia and police just released the suspect's photo and new debate in the development of the confederate flag. where it is being removed from stores. and the big story on "action news" is the extreme heat and humidity hanging over the state right now. >> we are also at risk from potentially strong afternoon thunderstorms. david murphy is tracking the latest from the big board. >> we have the two issues the heat and we'll talk about that in a moment and thunderstorm chance, we had some in the appointment but nothing else on the map right now. out to the west of us in centsral pennsylvania a couple of small showers popping up that could develop into thunderstorms and a cluster of strong storms on the other side of state college, that has a thunderstorm warning in effect here it is a thunderstorm watch this has been posted within of the last hour, it goes up at 7:00
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tonight the big concern is the poconos and lehigh valley and reading and all wait to the shore from atlantic city north, not included for now the state of delaware and the new jersey counties that seidel up to the delaware bay they could produce downpours and strong winds. future tracker 6 shows you from now until 2:00 this could pop down to the delaware and lehigh valley and bucks and montgomery and perhaps mercer county as well and 4:00 it looks like unfortunately between 4:00 and 6:00, our most heavily traveled roadways along the i-95 corridor and that should slow things down for the evening commute, by 6:00 most of the this is shifting to the other side of the delaware river and by 8:00, 8:30 most of this is off the coast and things should calm down and dry out and
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in terms of specific threats the main numbers are lightning and downpours but some storms may act you up and give us strong gusty winds. large hail less of a problem, while i have tornadoes listed as low, there is chatter on some weather service websites that an isolate the tornado is not out of the question, the better chance is farther north to new york state. i say if i hear thunder i'm heading inside. the other thing is the heat advisory up until 6:00, heat index making it feel as hot as 100 and more in some spots. temperatures in the upper 80s in some places but because of the high humidity it feels like 97 in philadelphia and 103 in dover, yes summer has arrived in philadelphia. when i come back we'll talk about when this hot pattern breaks be the various problems we could have with this storm.
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>> we should open up a lemonade stand on city avenue. >> after the storms past. meantime possible tornadoes hit the northwest, this is video from illinois teams from the national weather service are there today to assess the aftermath, a report now with the very latest. >> reporter: with telephone poles dancing in the winds and transformers exploding in the rain it was a matter of time before trees and homes gave in to mother nature. >> this whole house is down we need units over here. just west of the chicago, a tornado toppled trees and knocked over first responder vehicles in a rush to help others. >> my house was shaking and i
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hear everybody breaking. it was coming out of the medicine cabinet. >> an ef 1 tornado ripped off roofs and sent the steeple of this church down into the place of worship. sue watched in disbelief as the roof tore off her house. in iowa flying debris crushed planes after it crashed into an airport hangar. there was no fatalities for serious injuries the threat now is in the northeast from philly to boston where the forecast is calling for everything from damaging winds to large hail. >> well, the six baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray have pled not guilty, all six asked for a jury trial for charges ranging
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from second degree assault to second degree murder. freddie gray died back in april after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody. philadelphia police are looking for a driver involved in a hit and run that left a man in critical condition last night. they recovered the suspect vehicle a few blocks away from the crash. john rawlins is live in frankford where investigators are pursuing new leads in the case. >> reporter: hi sara, police are hoping to locate the vehicle's owner in the hopes that he could shed light on who may have been behind the wheel last night. in the men time, a 55-year-old man is in critical condition at temple hospital. >> 10:30 last night on east airy 55-year-old bicycle julio torres was traveling westbound when he was truck by a red pickup truck the male gets out and checks on the bicyclist, and
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the witness is standing by and with that the person operating the truck said i'll pull the truck off and pull over a bit and he goes about a block away and exits and flees the scene. police found this red ford f-150 with a broken head lamp, the owner raymond wanda we would like to talk to him and see what he knows about the truck he is the registered owner we hope he'll contact us and tell us who had the car and can provide information. >> police say that the victim of the hit and run remains in critical condition this morning, police are trying to locate the owner of the 26-year-old truck in the hopes that he can give a better idea of who had the vehicle last night. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. this is our first look at
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37-year-old he is charged with assaulting a girl at the north philadelphia grocery store where he worked. detectives say they have surveillance video of him putting his hand up the teenager's skirt last night. police are looking for the begun gunman that opened fire in kensington yesterday afternoon three crick victims were children grazed by bullets and police have recovered a shotgun but they are not sure if it was the weapon used in the shooting. one person was air-lifted to the hospital following this accident in burlington county and the driver lost control in the northbound lanes of i-295 in mansfield township the vehicle left the road and slammed into a tree in the woods and we are working to find out the driver's condition, today organizers of the world meeting of families revealed new details about the pope's visit to philadelphia
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coming up in september brian taff was there in rome for the announcement announcement. >> reporter: good afternoon from rome, a beautiful day here and jam packed on the schedule. this morning at the pontiffcal american college, where young men come to study for the priest hood and it's a festival of families set on the parkway for september 26 and. >> it gives me great pleasure that famed italian tenure pacelli and our home town jewel the philadelphia orchestra will perform at the festival of families on september 26th. [ applause ] >> and we also got official confirmation today that the pope will be at the festival on saturday night the night before the sunday mass, also set for the parkway, we have a lot more
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coming up throughout the day including a conversation with philadelphia archbishop on charles chaput. >> that is right. we'll check in again in a few hours. look for his next live update from rome this afternoon on "action news" at 4:00. >> there is much more of course -- still to come tom brady is appealing his suspension at nfl headquarters as he fights to clear his name in the deflate-gate scandal. and the composer behind the music in several major movies is feared dead in a california plane crash.
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from southern california to alaska firefighters are battling fire that scorched thousands of acres the biggest and most serious wild fires burned 15 square miles south of lake tahoe. residents of one town are now on stand by for evacuation and fires are burning in oregon washington utah and alaska in alaska forests are especially dry from a lack of winter snow.
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heavy rain is hampering the search for two escaped priss unders in northern new york, searchers are focusing around the deep woods near a cabin where dna was found. the husband of a prison worker accused of helping the prisoners escape said they would have killed her if she was indeed their get away driver. the oscar winning composer was feared dead in california yesterday. the small plane went down it was registered to james horner, the composer of the theme titanic. he earned nominations for apalo 13th brave heart. and his assistant announced his death on facebook.
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music mowing united states sean combs out of jail, after being accused of assault on a college campus the 45-year-old posted bail last night he allegedly attacked someone with a weight room kettle bell like this one where his son plays football. officials have not identified the victim. new england quarterback james brady is fighting his penalty today testimony is expected from ted wells the attorney who says brady was at least generally aware of the deflated footballs and both sides will present their cases and bring witnesses, brady has still not publically addressed the scandal. and a retail weighs in on a heated debate how wal-mart responded to the controversy
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over the confederate flag. find out how skinny jeans left one woman hospitalized for days.
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the world's biggest retailer is getting rid of the confederate flag, wal-mart will stop selling any products that featured the flag either in store or online. it's once more part of the heated debate following the
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shooting in south carolina at a church. some believe that dylann roof used the flag as a symbol of hate, lawmakers and the governor gathered at a rally that want it removed from government buildings and similar calls are made in mississippi and tennessee. now the governor is moving to have the flag banished from state license plates skinny jeans were already known to cause presentation of muscles and organs, but the side effects were more extreme for an australian woman had to be hospitalized after the tight pants cut off her oxygen supply. she spent four days on bed rest and iv fluids before they could walk again this is the first reported case of skinny jeans reporting damage to a woman's
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are about to become mr. and mrs. you don't want to miss the way a man proposed to his sweetheart in front of his family and friends. you can take us with you on the go if you have not already downloaded the free 6 abc news app, you can watch this streaming live on your smart phone or tablet. >> we are talking about the new extreme weight loss tonight. >> thank you alicia. your accuweather forecast is coming up strong storms a possibility when we come right back.
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in the city's port richmond section volunteers were helping
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to renovate their neighborhood play ground from cleaning the benches to planning flowers around the play grown at east west moreland street. many volunteers came from the neighborhoods and nearby companies that wanted to give back and help out the kids. >> hopefully the kids hurried out early and got inside for a snack. >> a snack and cool drinks are important. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan locally nothing yet. if we head out to the north and west of the region around state college, we have a thunderstorm warning in effect, because of the thunderstorm moving due east towards pottsville and hazelton. and the cold front drives down and gets closer to us over the next couple of hours. outside we have the action cam along the river front and pretty pictures and hazy sunshine a lot of day has been somewhat
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overcast with the sun breaking through it feels like the sun is right in your face, 88 right now and here is the problem, the dew point is 74 and that is oppressive humidity and you want to take it slow and definitely hydrate today winds out of the southwest at 13 miles per hour, not that that breeze is helping much, currently the temperatures are 88 in philadelphia and 83 in allentown and warm as well. 9 in wilmington and 90 in dover delaware, the dew points are oppressive everywhere. you start feeling really down and we have mid-70s in philadelphia and millville and low 70s certainly reason to slow it down, it feels oppressive until the thunderstorms come through and quickly after that in the early evening hours. as of the storms or for the storms, noon to 2:00 we are on the lookout for some of that stuff beginning to come down through allentown and reading, not everybody sees it and not
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everybody gets the worst of it you could get a driving downpour and perhaps strong gusty winds and we are getting closer to philadelphia and heavy traveled areas and then right at the rush hour 4:00 through 6:00, it looks like it has a chance of slowing you down near the most traveled roadways by 95 and 295 tonight it looks like it dies down, but along the way we are looking for potential of drenchers and the storm prediction center has it painted orange and this mean a 30% chance of a thunderstorm that could produce thunderstorms and wind gusts to bring down trees and wires, that is a possibility of thunderstorms in some neighborhoods and maybe hail. and there is a concern of an isolated tornado, i mentioned that the upper level support for this is better in the poconos and new york state and new england, but the mention of this
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tells you if you hear thunder head to the lower floors because any issues could be real issues. 91 is the high in the lehigh valley and humid and thunderstorm chance exists and rip currents at the ocean front your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast a high in philadelphia of 95 this afternoon, heat index up near 100 near the worst of the afternoon heating and look for the storms lower humidity and 87 and sunny and nice and good weather for the union as they try to get back into the u.s. cup final like they did last year. and sun and clouds and 84 and some models have it dry but friday rain and temperatures for the weekend, low 70s, maybe rain mixed in but comfortable. >> much more ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. >> here are storyies are following for you. two new york city police officers are on trial who hit a man on a scooter and lied about it on their police report. and information for pete rose, that could be a set back to be reinstated in baseball. the fight his granddaughter vowed to take up that he fought for for decades. >> and heat and humidity hanging over the tri-state region today. sky 6 hd showing you the platt bridge be the sunshine most of our area is under a heat advisory until 6:00 and many of us are under a severe thunderstorm watch for the evening as well. meteorologist david murphy is outside with the full details from accuweather. >> this may be the most un

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